Our Treasure

The experience of joining 8,000 other women in worship is hard to describe. As we faced jumbotron screens and lifted our arms in praise, the drumbeat buzzing in our chests, many of my fellow sisters glowed with exuberance. I should have shared in their joy. But with shaking hands, in those first minutes I scrawled…

Pilgrim Radio Interview

I had the privilege to discuss advance directives and end-of-life care with Bill Feltner at Pilgrim Radio. The interview will air this Thursday, June 28th, at 2:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 9:30 PM Pacific Time:  https://pilgrimradio.com/

Love Other Mothers As Thyself

When we disparage fellow mothers in their parenting choices, we note only fail in our mandate to love one another, but also discount God’s sovereign work in parenting. From desiring God:  Love Other Mothers As Thyself

Lest We Forget

Our Memorial Day parade footsteps tread where those we should remember also stepped. . . but on this day, how many remembrances fade in the noise of barbecues and discounts? But God remembers. Lest We Forget: Reflections Heavenward on Memorial Day

The Only Freedom from Remorse

My next Desiring God wrestles with guilt that runs deep, and the freedom that God pours out upon us through Jesus. The Only Freedom from Remorse

Counting It All Joy

I reeled from my pitiful attempt at gravy curdling on the stove, and wagged a burned finger. Homemaking, I thought again as I backpedaled from the mess, comes as naturally to me as kung fu to a fish. “Here Mum!” I turned to see Pip standing in the kitchen, his pants dusted with a kaleidoscope…

Book List: Faith and Suffering

My inability to comprehend God’s benevolence in the face of suffering drove me to agnosticism and suicidality. The realization that Christ also suffered and died for us, brought me back. This is a hard topic, and one too complicated for pat answers. The following books, however, offer thoughtful explorations, without dismissing the complexity of the…

Parenthood Is a Refining Fire

I sat with my back against the door to keep him from bolting. He screamed inches from my face, his breath hot, the curves of the cheeks that I adored contorting as he howled. He writhed and flailed like a cornered animal in my embrace. Then came another scream, his pudgy fingers balled into fists,…

The Turpin Case and the Urgent Call to Neighbor

I seldom write about current events, but I felt compelled to put thoughts to words about this. In our culture, we can all easily drift into complacency — I include myself among the culpable. This horrific case, I think, serves as a warning. The Turpin Case and the Urgent Call to Neighbor , The Gospel…